Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ACT/SAT
In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at Illinois Wesleyan University prospective teacher candidates must have a test score report on file with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) verifying that
the four subareas of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) have been passed
minimum ACT plus Writing or SAT scores have been met.
The ISBE logs test score reports and licensure information in unique Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) accounts. Create an ELIS account before submitting test scores (instructions below).
Create an Educator Licensure Information (ELIS) Account
View the following "How To" videos on the ISBE website listed below:
If you are taking the TAP
1. Confirm that your ACT or SAT score report meets the following requirements. Both parts of the exam must have been administered in one sitting on the same date.
2. Request your score report be sent to ISBE directly from ACT or SAT. The score report must arrive in a sealed envelope addressed to ISBE from ACT or SAT
3. Check your ELIS account to verify your ACT/SAT score report has been accepted in lieu of the TAP. Please allow 60 days for this information to be added to your ELIS account.
If you are taking the TAP or retaking the ACT/SAT
If your ACT/SAT test scores cannot be reported to ISBE in lieu of TAP, you must either (by December sophomore year):
*Choose to have your score report sent to the ISBE at time of test administration
Updated September, 2016.